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The Sparrow Sisters - Ellen Herrick

Book Review: The Sparrow Sisters – Ellen Herrick

Reviewed by Dennis Menard When a book set in New England, or better yet, Massachusetts, comes my way I am equally divided with delight and apprehension.  My paternal line dates its first Massachusetts birth back to 1630. As to this …


You Review: Nelly Dean – Alison Case

Reviewed by Patty Friedrichs I must begin this review with a disclaimer: I hate Wuthering Heights; hate hate hate it. It is full of people who make each other’s lives miserable for no other reason that I can see than …


You Review: The Missing Husband – Amanda Brooke

Reviewed by Tessa den Os Reading The Missing Husband  by Amanda Brooke wasn’t the easiest for me. I was very excited when I read the synopsis. When I started reading the actual book, it became a lot harder to get …

Shortlist 2015 Man Booker Prize

2015 Man Booker Prize shortlist announced!

Here they are, the six books making up the 2015 Man Booker shortlist! A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James Satin Island – Tom McCarthy (ebook here) The Fishermen – Chigozie Obioma (ebook here) The Year of the Runaways – Sunjeev Sahota (ebook here) …


You Review: The Festival of Insignificance – Milan Kundera

Reviewed by Katherine Matthews Milan Kundera is a man of ideas, using the form of novels with abandon, deliberately breaking rules and creating his own conventions in order to express and explore those ideas. His latest book, The Festival of …